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Facebook Live-Stream Mass Change

Beginning Pentecost Weekend, May 22-23, 2021, Weekend Masses will no longer be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
If you are not able to attend mass in-person, there will be one weekend mass live-streamed
from St. James Church on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
You can view that mass live or at a later time on our Facebook page at:

St. James Office of Faith Formation



God Bless You and Stay Safe

May 9, 2021
A message from our Pastor...

We are slowly returning to our daily and weekly pre COVID activities.  That is good news.  We will do this safely by taking to heart the recommendations and guidelines of our health officials and the assistance of the Bishop’s office.  In the par ishes of St. Ambrose and St. James I have asked that ministers serving in the sacred liturgy – Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Ushers – consider returning to full

participation on Pentecost Sunday Weekend.  Does that mean that we will have everyone returning?  Probably not!  But I encourage all who can to join us.  I want everyone to stay safe and keep proper 3 foot social distancing, wearing of a face mask while indoors for large gatherings, use of the hand

sanitizing dispensers at the vestibule of the church and

avoiding all unnecessary crowding at the church entrances.  We need to return to our communal worship of the Lord God who is the source of all blessing.  I like the way John Newton in the 19th century expressed this need to come to our communal worship:

“Safely through another week
God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,

Waiting in his courts today:
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest.”

May this Pentecost Sunday find our communities expectantly waiting the Lord God to renew the earth with the love, peace and joy of His Holy Spirit!




SJ Scholarship Fund

The SJ Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Academic Year.

College scholarships are awarded according to two categories:

(A maximum of three scholarships* will be awarded in each category*.)
• Academic Achievement  
• Financial Need    

Also, a maximum of three scholarships* will be awarded to students enrolled in a Catholic high school.

*The number of scholarships and the dollar amount awarded are dependent upon the monies available to Fund at that time.

The scholarship program is open to any active member of St. James Parish.

Additional information can be found on the application form. Applications are available in the parish office during normal business hours.  Applications will NOT be mailed to individuals.

If you have any questions please call Louise at 766-4038
(Please do NOT call the parish office.)

Application form for High School   (available at the parish office)
Application form for College  (available at the parish office)

All applications MUST be received by May 14, 2021




Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Please call the office for any questions or concerns.


Budget envelopes can be mailed to:

St. James Church, PO Box 60, Manville, RI  02838

At this time Online Giving is available.
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Prayer for Healing from Coronavirus -Pope Francis
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love,to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.  Amen

May God bless you and your families. 


 St. James Food Pantry


Please deposit food bags in containers
located at the front entrance of the church.

Food Pantry OPEN Thursday

from 10:00 to 12:00pm

All are welcome!


Home page Photo Credits: Banner etching by Ron Valiquette. Church Interior photo by Roland Lussier. Church rear Exterior photo by Louise Dussault.


      Office Open Tuesday's and Thursday's. 8 AM to 2 PM

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St. James Weekend Mass Times:

Saturday 4:00pm

Sunday 10:00am


*St. James Weekday Mass Times:

Tuesday and Thursday    8:30am

*Please note that the weekday mass has been changed to 8:30am. 


We will also continue to live-stream these masses on our Facebook page.  The videos will be posted for later viewing at …

St.  James Office of Faith Formation

or click on the Facebook button at the bottom left of our home page to connect to the live-stream mass.







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